Bergen's waterfront saunas offer a unique blend of cold plunges in Norwegian waters and warm sauna sessions, creating a refreshing experience for visitors and locals alike.
After an icy plunge with my GoPro, a rookie towel mistake led to a surprising post-plunge warmth and mental clarity, akin to a refreshing reset.
Nygårdsparken Park, near Vilvite Science Center, transformed from a zoo to an 18-acre leisure spot easily reached from nearby hotels.
Arriving in a new place, I opt for a free walking tour by Nordic Freedom Tours to explore highlights and get local insights. Don't forget to tip your guide!
Bergen Maritime Museum, founded in 1914, offers a brief walk from the city center to explore over 2,000 years of maritime history with full-size ships, paintings, and artifacts.
Bergen's 17-acre Botanical Garden, since 1996, showcases 5,000+ plants, including Norway's largest rose collection. Sections like the Sunny Meadow offer diverse retreats.
Mount Ulriken, Bergen's tallest at 643 meters, offers stunning views with an eight-minute cable car ride for 345 NOK round trip. Try Norway's fastest 300-meter zipline for 490 NOK.